The Case Research Group (CRG) helps Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty members develop course materials, in particular case studies, that train future leaders in the HBS MBA and Executive Education programs. To do so, we interview key decision makers at case sites about their most pressing challenges and organizational dilemmas. Travel may be involved. In addition to interviews, we gather library research, and then we write. HBS cases are sold worldwide and impact tens of thousands of students. We are a tightly knit, highly collaborative, feedback-driven team. Case Researchers occasionally work on other course development projects (such as video supplements or teaching guides) and participate in CRG recruiting, training, and mentoring activities.
Reporting to the either the Director or Assistant Director, Case Research and Writing Group, the Case Researcher has the following responsibilities:
With faculty guidance, writes case studies based on field and/or library research, supports the development of course materials, including teaching notes and teaching plans and multimedia materials; manage timelines, drafts and deliverables, creates basic case components (e.g., tables, charts, graphs)
Knows the case template and understands the case submission process
Helps faculty with project management tasks related to more complex course materials development efforts
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
This role is responsible for other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master's degree with 3 years of relevant experience is required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge of a particular industry, geography, or foreign language, and familiarity with economics, finance, or other business topics is preferred.
Interest in technology and different learning modalities, such as video and multimedia platforms, is a plus.
Excelling at this job requires:
Strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills
The ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines, evolving scope, and diverse stakeholders
Comfort conducting interviews as well as library and online research
The ability to give, receive, and adapt to feedback and work independently while seeking guidance as needed from CRG peers and faculty clients.
This position is approved as a term appointment with an end date of one year from the first date of employment. There is a possibility of renewal/extension.
This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.
We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here https://www.hbs.edu/employment.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
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